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by mcudogs
Sun, 25 Jul 2010, 05:46
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 343461

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

You may be right about the missing battery. My charger won't turn on unless the battery is attached and within acceptable limits.
by mcudogs
Wed, 21 Jul 2010, 23:54
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Open source controller
Replies: 32
Views: 8059

Open source controller

I think jStan is the only user of the Oz Cougar to have any significant distance under their belt - and after blowing 1 or 2 up. I've heard from someone I respect that after blowing up 2 Oz Cougars themselves that their next step was to try the UK version with IGBTs. (Hopefully they'll comment) Woo...
by mcudogs
Fri, 16 Jul 2010, 01:53
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: July Meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

July Meeting

Good idea Ron, I will back you up with some of the wiring mods in my car.
by mcudogs
Thu, 15 Jul 2010, 02:14
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: July Meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

July Meeting

This month's meeting will be held 7:30PM next Wednesday 21st July at the Albion Peace Centre Hall, 102 McDonald Rd Windsor. Agenda so far is Update on EV Roadmap for Qld ATA EV Open Day report Member build reports EV registration and insurance Any other suggestions for topics or volunteers for givin...
by mcudogs
Tue, 13 Jul 2010, 19:08
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 343461

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

No, I did it old school. I didn't think about using a battery drill. Every time I go to use mine it's flat. Image
by mcudogs
Tue, 13 Jul 2010, 13:47
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 343461

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

All of my cells and bolts were M8. Yes I did use a bottom tap and die to clean up the threads. It took about 3 hours and was very tiring.
by mcudogs
Tue, 13 Jul 2010, 00:41
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 343461

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

When I first connected up my SE cells I had a lot of problems with bolt and terminal threads, so I re-threaded all the bolts and cells. It then went together well with no HR joints. With the number of cells you guys have that should keep you busy for a while http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2...
by mcudogs
Tue, 06 Jul 2010, 02:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV builders
Replies: 1
Views: 521

EV builders

Welcome to the forums
The business you are looking for is called Suzi Auto and the web site is
Suzi Auto The guy to contact is Graeme Gee.
by mcudogs
Mon, 05 Jul 2010, 03:23
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 343461

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Are you measuring the voltage between pin 2 and the receive data pin?
by mcudogs
Thu, 24 Jun 2010, 04:19
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 343461

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Mike, this software lets you send commands as well as listen to responses. The free version is limited but may let you do what you want.
serial sw
by mcudogs
Mon, 21 Jun 2010, 19:03
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 343461

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Or you could use this freeware serial port monitor software.

Serial Port Monitor
by mcudogs
Mon, 21 Jun 2010, 01:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 343461

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

The CAN protocol states the following Operation Mode 1. BMS send operating information (Message 1) and (Message 10+Message 11+Message 12) to charger at fixed intervals of one second. After receiving the message, the charger will work under the Voltage and Current in Message. If the Message is not re...
by mcudogs
Thu, 17 Jun 2010, 19:32
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: EV Roadmap for Qld
Replies: 0
Views: 783

EV Roadmap for Qld

The Qld Dept of Climate Change have just released their Electric Vehicle Roadmap for QLD.

Website here

Make sure you register your interest.
by mcudogs
Mon, 14 Jun 2010, 03:35
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: ATA Brisbane Electric Vehicle open day 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1387

ATA Brisbane Electric Vehicle open day 2010

Hi Dennis,

Welcome to the forum.

We will discuss it at this weeks meeting and I will advise you details of those able to bring their cars on Thursday.

Regards
Don Saxby
Chairman
Brisbane AEVA
by mcudogs
Wed, 19 May 2010, 01:59
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Questions on Elcon/TC chargers
Replies: 95
Views: 23748

Questions on Elcon/TC chargers

The battery output terminals are completely isolated from the AC input and ground. The control terminals are not isolated from the battery -ve, so you will have to isolate your control circuits. I just drive mine with an opto.
by mcudogs
Sun, 16 May 2010, 00:36
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Questions on Elcon/TC chargers
Replies: 95
Views: 23748

Questions on Elcon/TC chargers

Here's a link to the CAN protocol. Ah, Don, I see from your blog that you have one of these chargers. Did it come with a 7-pin plug, or did you have to chase around and figure out where to buy one? Did you get the CAN option? If so, you could tell us what the connector is. How does your open-source...
by mcudogs
Thu, 13 May 2010, 04:14
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Questions on Elcon/TC chargers
Replies: 95
Views: 23748

Questions on Elcon/TC chargers

Here's a link to the CAN protocol.
CAN
by mcudogs
Thu, 13 May 2010, 01:16
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: May Meeting Agenda
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

May Meeting Agenda

Sounds good James. Image
by mcudogs
Wed, 12 May 2010, 01:32
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: May Meeting Agenda
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

May Meeting Agenda

It's nearly that time of the month again, so what's the topic for next meeting on the 19th May? I thought we might get everybody who is converting or about to convert a vehicle to give us an update on their progress and float any ideas they may have for comments by those attending. Any other ideas? ...
by mcudogs
Wed, 14 Apr 2010, 01:24
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: Next Meeting
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Next Meeting

Yes that's right this month's meeting is on the 21st April at 7:30PM. We have another item on the agenda. A bloke who is currently in Germany working, wants the club to convert a Holden Combo to EV for him. He has a reasonable budget and will be back in Australia in October to help. We just need som...
by mcudogs
Thu, 01 Apr 2010, 00:29
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: Next Meeting
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Next Meeting

Does anybody have any suggestions for agenda of the next meeting? Any guest speakers you would like to hear from?

Don
by mcudogs
Tue, 30 Mar 2010, 01:34
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: i-MIEV in Brisbane
Replies: 12
Views: 1616

i-MIEV in Brisbane

Myself and Neil from the Brisbane Branch got to test drive the iMiev today. Mitsubishi launched their iMiev roadshow in Brisbane this morning. There were about 15 government and other interested parties there for a very well put together presentation. They have another presentation tomorrow and then...
by mcudogs
Thu, 25 Mar 2010, 01:00
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: WE GO NATIONAL TV
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

WE GO NATIONAL TV

Well done Richard, that's a good bit of advertising for DIY EV's.

Don
by mcudogs
Wed, 24 Mar 2010, 02:40
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: EV on TV
Replies: 0
Views: 716

EV on TV

Richard Gowda with his EV Capri was on the ten news tonight. You can watch it online at

Richard Gowda's Capri
by mcudogs
Sat, 20 Mar 2010, 01:59
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Open Source DC controller
Replies: 110
Views: 19950

Open Source DC controller

That is looking good Don. Be interested to hear what its like when complete and running in the car. Taffy, it's now complete and installed in the car. I have powered it up and run the motor with wheels off the ground. It was very smooth. I am just finishing the BMS wiring and I should have it on th...